Anne Cunningham Ph.D.

Director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education, University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Education

Anne Cunningham, Professor in Human Development, University of California, Berkeley, focuses her research on the cognitive and motivational processes underlying literacy acquisition and the interplay of context, development, and instruction. She also examines PreK teachers’ ability to support children’s literacy acquisition. She has been awarded several prestigious research fellowships and is a former member of the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP).